Fashion Over Reason

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

It's a Mod, Mod World

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We all know that fashion is cyclical, but someone once told me that trends come back every 14 years. If you're feeling skeptical about that figure, just think about what's currently in style... point proven.

That said, some vintage fads have become timeless. Think: the 60s, the 70s, potentially the 80s... Which is great news for me because most of my fashion role models are iconic women who left an indelible stylistic impact on these eras. Like the ladies that made mod famous- think: Twiggy, Jean Shrimpton, and Edie Sedgwick.

As you can see here, I find them quite inspiring.

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Aritzia skirt
Repetto shoes
Brixton hat
Warby Parker sunnies
Bottega Veneta bag
Mejuri necklaces

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Monday, October 23, 2017

Jeans and a (Vintage) Tee

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Very little gets me jazzed like silver boots and a vintage tee. Lucky for me, I've got both, and I plan on surfing into the cooler months while wearing multiple variations of this ensemble with added layers.

I've mentioned so many times on this blog that I hate fussing and that when it's all said and done, I'm just a simple jeans and tee kind of lady. There's nothing I feel more comfortable and like myself in. While this combo doesn't exactly make for the most exciting getup, all I need is some sassy footwear to zhuzh everything up.

And sassy footwear I've got.

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Marc Jacobs boots
Brixton hat

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Indian Summer

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Not that we've had much of an autumn so far, but there is something very lovely about experiencing a sudden rise in temperature after the air cools down. You know, when the weather is perfectly conducive to light layering, open-toed shoes, and sheer clothing following dip.

Fall is my favorite time of year in the city. There's something in the air that feels a bit magical and has this intangible quality that just makes you crave both adventure and activities of cocooning.

Example: gallivanting about the Financial District for old school establishment patronage in my most fun-yet-businessy shoes. Low key fall vibes FTW.

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Dior sheer top
Madewell jeans
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Bottega Veneta bag
Warby Parker sunnies
Glossier lipstick

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Saturday, September 30, 2017

Autumn Farm Girl

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The end of summer is always a bit bittersweet. While it means that the hot season's joie de vivre and laissez-faire wardrobe is coming to an end to make way for shorter days and cooler nights, it also entails luxe cozy knit layering, fall harvest, and brown spirit tipples.

I feel lucky to have grown up in the Northeast where we're blessed with four distinct seasons that evoke different sentiments. All of them conjure unique feelings of nostalgia. There's nothing like a late summer jaunt upstate (especially when the sun's rays still shine bright and warm in the daytime) to enjoy the best of what autumn has to offer. Farm and foliage fun.

And maybe a pumpkin spice latte (or two).

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Aritzia top
Sea New York jeans
Donal J. Pliner shoes
Ray-Ban sunglasses
Kaufmann Mercantile bag

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Saturday, September 23, 2017

Eye-Catcher

Aritzia Wilfred Mariette dress, Aritzia Little Moon Dianthus denim jacket, Donald J Pliner slides

I surprised myself a few times this summer: I bought a yellow dress, I wore a ton of red (I mean, a ton), and now here I am in a bright print dress and pink shoes. Somehow I've been attracted to eye-catching pieces all summer long.

That's the fun thing about style and trends: you can play around and adapt them to your personal fashion vibes. Not all of-the-moment fads are for everyone, but there's nothing wrong with going outside your usual realm to experiment with color ways and silhouettes that aren't already on your roster. So long as you feel great in them, that's the most important.

Fall is here though... which means I might have to revert back to my beloved black-white-grey sartorial palette soon. Sorry not sorry.


Pics by Yael Steren

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Nothing Short of Mellow

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Don't adjust your computer screen. Yes, that is indeed a yellow dress I am wearing. Is this an identity crisis?! I can't even remember the last time I wore anything yellow, let alone a full on frock.

But here I am and loving it. If you follow me on Instagram (which you should!), then you know I spent the last days of summer gallivanting about the Cyclades region and Hellenic country. I figured what could provide a better contrast to Greece's beautiful blue and white scenery than a pop of sunshine in the form of a bright, silky garment?

And that's how I came to acquire my first yellow dress. And yes, it made me feel very mellow.

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Warby Parker sunglasses
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